Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 10, 2018
San Jose’s creeks and rivers have some of the worst trash and bacteria pollution in the Bay Area. When Baykeeper first discovered the city’s high pollution levels several years ago, San Jose was not addressing the root causes related to their faulty storm water system. Our Staff Scientist...
BK In The News: October 4, 2018
It’s been a battle, but water quality in San Francisco Bay is finally showing improvement thanks to years of aggressive environmental interventions. One of the groups noticing the difference—and making it happen—is the San Francisco Baykeeper. Ian Wren, the Staff Scientist from the Baykeeper, spoke...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s water level is expected to rise over the coming decades. Even using the moderate estimates of three feet over the next eighty years, the resulting damage could resemble the recent hurricane-caused havoc on the East Coast. Scientists estimate the cost in the Bay Area of a major...
Press Release: October 1, 2018
(San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way...
BK In The News: October 1, 2018
Canadians might imagine Burnaby as the main site of protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker project... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said that it’s not fair for California to decarbonize while continuing to expose local communities in air...
BK In The News: September 26, 2018
Angling from boats or Bay shorelines remains a popular pastime, and even a source of subsistence...  Still, says Ian Wren, a staff scientist with the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, cities bordering the Bay should make better use of swales, infiltration basins, and other landscape features to...
BK In The News: September 18, 2018
Partners in Action: Stand by the Bay, take in the views, watch the waves. EBMUD works regularly with community groups like Baykeeper to protect San Francisco Bay.
BK In The News: September 12, 2018
Anti-coal activists protested outside a "responsible investment" panel discussion in San Francisco today... Oakland is currently appealing the decision and briefs in the case are due at the end of October, according to Erica Maharg, an attorney with San Francisco Baykeeper who is working on the...
E News: September 11, 2018
Monthly Update for September 2018 More tar sands oil threatens the Bay Global Climate Action Summit in SF CA says no to Trump's offshore oil drilling Baykeeper fights for river flows to the Bay Drone patrol of the South Bay salt ponds This weekend: Support Baykeeper at the Eat Real Fest This...
Blog Post: September 6, 2018
In a ruling that poses risks for San Francisco Bay, regional regulators recently approved an increase in the refining of heavy tar sands oil at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo. The refinery claims the increase is insignificant. But the change amounts to nine more oil tankers on the Bay every...

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